The Ancient Scribe

Examining ancient culture's status in the modern era

Greek Mythology: The Role of Rituals and Beliefs (Part II)

Posted By on April 30, 2010

The Greeks often depicted their gods in human forms, just as the Romans and the Pagans did. In fact, the Greeks also believed that the gods also took the form of animals. Sometimes, the same Gods had two or more names. For instance, Zeus was also known as Omrios. Moreover, the Greeks depended on the Gods to explain the occurrence of certain, un-natural events.

Greek Mythology: The Role of Rituals and Beliefs (Part I)

Posted By on April 28, 2010

In the ancient era, the Greek religion had attained the shape of early Paganism, and so a lot of their traditions reflected the practices of Pagans, such as Witchcraft or Wicca. The ancient Greeks were polytheistic in nature since they worshipped numerous Gods, as they strongly believed that their gods would protect their states and guide them in their actions. The Greek Gods formed the most important part of the Greek religion, and they always made sure to please their gods to protect themselves from hardships and oppression.

Ancient Mythology: Religion Through The Ages

Posted By on April 16, 2010

Ancient mythology has its own story to tell, and modern day humans have a lot to learn from the stories of the past. The Biblical Stories offer a deeper insight into the various aspects of life supported by the Old Testament and the New Testament. In the Old Testament, the stories are related to the prophets in Judaism and feature eight books.

Greek Gods: Their Beliefs and Rituals

Posted By on April 12, 2010

Greeks believed in the various forces of nature, and Greek mythology tells us that they used to hold up their hands towards the sky while praying to Zeus and the other gods of the heavens. While praying to Hades, the God of the underworld, they used to kneel down and hit the earth strongly, so that the gods could hear them.

Norse Religion: Of Asgard and Valhalla

Posted By on April 9, 2010

In early medieval history, some of the best known historic episodes revolved around the Viking raids during the 9th and the 10th centuries. We come across very few scripts or written records about the religion of the Vikings, before they took to Christianity.

Ancient African History

Posted By on April 6, 2010

Human life originated in Africa, and so African history is the oldest history compared to any other place in the world. Going back at least 2 million years, there were only 2000 living souls in Africa. The people staying in Africa back then made a living by collecting wild plants, and they used to scavenge on those pieces of meat that the other animals had preyed upon. At least 1.9 million years back, these African people took to using stone tools, and approximately 800,000 years back, they learnt the use of fire. May be from the usage of fire, they learnt the art of cooking their food, and these people probably belonged to south east Africa.

Egyptian Gods: Showing a Different Face of Egyptian Mythology

Posted By on April 2, 2010

Egyptian history and mythology has always fascinated us, and the Gods of the Egyptians occupy a great place in Egyptian history. Man has always feared the forces of nature and dreaded their wrath. The Egyptians, however, always worshipped the forces of nature as beautiful forces, helping them to lead a better life. In fact, Egyptian beliefs had given human forms to their Gods.

Ancient Egyptian History: The Treasures of Time

Posted By on March 29, 2010

The study of ancient Egyptian history brings to life such a colorful picture, which reflected a far enhanced lifestyle that any other ancient civilization would never be able to match. Ancient Egyptian history comes to life with the curse of the Pharaohs, the powers of the pyramids, and their gods and goddesses of the underworld.

Two Largest Pharaonic Tombs Uncovered in Saqqara

Posted By on March 26, 2010

Egyptian history is full of mysteries and secrets related to the pharaohs and their pyramids and tombs. Each of the tombs have their own different story to tell, and the recent discovery of a pair of Pharaonic tombs here have an exciting story to tell as well. This pair of tombs was discovered at Saqqara, and date back to at least 4300 years ago. This stunning discovery reveals that the Egyptian rule had spread to the south of Cairo, and its extent was much more than it was expected to be.

Cultural Aspects of the Ancient Celts

Posted By on March 24, 2010

One of the most dynamic aspects that one will notice about the Celtic culture is their ever-changing tradition and belief. Their age-old belief and practices have not been wiped out from the face of the earth; instead, they are still present among us in a new form, expressing a new thought process. The Celtic culture has managed to change its appearance and presentation in accordance to the needs and requirements of modern society.